An essay on the pernicious practice of impressing seamen into the King"s service
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An essay on the pernicious practice of impressing seamen into the King"s service Humbly dedicated to the Rt. Hon. William Pitt, esq; by a merchant of London. by Merchant of London.

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Published by printed and sold by J. Townsend in London .
Written in English

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Microfilm. Woodbridge, CT Research Publications, Inc., 1985. 1 reel ; 35mm. (The Eighteenth Century ; reel 991, no. 60).

SeriesEighteenth century -- reel 991, no. 60.
The Physical Object
Number of Pages18
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16874596M

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